College Counseling

During the spring of junior year, each student is invited to meet with a member of the college counseling team to initiate the college planning process. After reviewing the student’s selection of senior courses, confirming his testing plans, and discussing his personal questionnaire, the counselor and student begin to generate a list of potential colleges to pursue.

This initial college list serves as a foundation for the college search, but it is updated, added to, and changed throughout the process. In many cases, this initial list is quite large and will require further clarification of preferences on the student’s part.

After careful research and more discussion, the student begins to plan campus visits. The optimum time for visiting and interviewing is in late August or early September. Once school has begun, seniors are granted college visiting days as needed.

The final list, indicating where each student will apply, will be generated following another meeting with each senior in the early fall.

Students then begin organizing application requirements for each school and writing applications and essays. Our philosophy is to let a student be in charge of his own process and to encourage him to use the advice of the guidance office as often as needed. It is crucial that parents guard against taking over the process.

Since much of the application process occurs at home, parents are encouraged to monitor their son’s progress and to alert us immediately if they see any significant signs of procrastination.

Involvement of the college counselors will continue until late spring, when every student has made a final decision. The College Guidance Office prides itself on being supportive of our students every step of the way.

Class of 2021 Matriculation

University of Pennsylvania6Colgate University1
Bucknell University5Connecticut College1
Duke University5Cornell University1
Juniors Hockey5Denison University1
University of Michigan5Elon University1
Princeton University4Gap Year1
Trinity College4Hamilton College1
University of Chicago4Lehigh University1
Yale University4Middlebury College1
Brown University3Northeastern University1
Dartmouth College3College of Notre Dame1
Southern Methodist University3Quinnipiac University1
University of Virginia3Rhode Island School of Design1
University of Wisconsin3St. Lawrence University1
Wake Forest University3Stanford University1
Boston University2Syracuse University1
Colby College2Texas Christian University1
Georgetown University2Tufts University1
Indiana University2Tulane University1
University of Miami2U.S. Naval Academy1
University of Richmond2University of California, Berkeley1
University of Southern California2University of Connecticut1
Washington University 2University of Denver1
Amherst College1University of Vermont1
Boston College1Villanova University1
Central Connecticut State University11

Composite Matriculation List of 2017-2021

University of Pennsylvania23University of Southern California10New York University4
Georgetown University19Cornell University9Santa Clara University4
Duke University18University of Richmond9St. Lawrence University4
University of Virginia17Washington University9Tulane University4
Yale University17University of Notre Dame8Boston University3
Princeton University15University of Wisconsin8Colby College3
Dartmouth College14Stanford University7Columbia University3
University of Chicago14University of Miami7Davidson College3
Boston College13Colgate University6Elon University3
Brown University13Williams College6Lehigh University3
Middlebury College13Amherst College5Northeastern University3
Trinity College12George Washington University5Northwestern University3
Wake Forest University12University of Connecticut5Syracuse University3
Southern Methodist University11University of Denver5U.S. Naval Academy3
University of Michigan11Villanova University5Union College3
Bucknell University10Hamilton College4University of California, Berkeley3
Harvard University10Indiana University4University of Colorado, Boulder3
Junior Hockey10Massachusetts Institute of Technology4University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill3

In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes of 2017-2021 matriculated at each of the following:

Babson CollegeHaverford CollegeTrinity College, Dublin
Bates CollegeHendrix CollegeTufts University
Berklee College of MusicHobart & William Smith CollegesUniversity of British Columbia
Bowdoin CollegeHoward UniversityUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Brigham Young UniversityIDC Herzliya CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Carleton CollegeImperial College, LondonUniversity of Mississippi (Honors College)
Carnegie Mellon UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of North Dakota
Case Western UniversityLong Island University, PostUniversity of Oregon
Central Connecticut State UniversityManhattan CollegeUniversity of Oxford
College of the Holy CrossPenn State UniversityUniversity of Rochester
College of William & MaryPurdue UniversityUniversity of San Diego
College of William & Mary/St. AndrewsQuinnipiac UniversityUniversity of St. Andrews
Colorado CollegeRennselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of Vermont
Connecticut CollegeRhode Island School of DesignValparaiso University
Denison UniversityRhodes CollegeVassar College
Dickinson CollegeRochester Institute of TechnologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute
Emory UniversitySacred Heart UniversityWagner College
Fordham UniversitySeton Hall UniversityWashington & Lee University
Franklin & Marshall CollegeStony Brook UniversityWashington College
Gap YearTexas Christian UniversityWesleyan University